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Hello there,

Does any of you have any idea how to click or somehow execute a button with no name in the html source?

The part from the source looks like this:

<INPUT class="primaryActive" TYPE="submit" VALUE="Login" onclick="return login();" >

I haven't found anything in the help file about this. I've also tried many things like _IELinkClickByText or _IEFormSubmit etc. but with no luck.

Any idea?

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Hello there,

Does any of you have any idea how to click or somehow execute a button with no name in the html source?

The part from the source looks like this:

<INPUT class="primaryActive" TYPE="submit" VALUE="Login" onclick="return login();" >

I haven't found anything in the help file about this. I've also tried many things like _IELinkClickByText or _IEFormSubmit etc. but with no luck.

Any idea?

You got the form object, used _IEFormSubmit, and it didn't work? ... We need a lot more information (like your code).

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You got the form object, used _IEFormSubmit, and it didn't work? ... We need a lot more information (like your code).

Sure, here it is:

#Include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate ("https://webreports.blablah.com/Blah/blahx")
$passw = "password"
_IELoadWait ($oIE)
WinSetState("","",@SW_MAXIMIZE)
$lofasz=_IEGetObjByName($oIE,"pass")
_IEFormElementSetValue ($lofasz, $passw)
_IELinkClickByText($oIE,"Login")

And yes, the _IEFormSubmit didn't work with that, however it did with the textboxes, so this should be a form in fact.

Do you need any other information?

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Sure, here it is:

#Include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate ("https://webreports.blablah.com/Blah/blahx")
$passw = "password"
_IELoadWait ($oIE)
WinSetState("","",@SW_MAXIMIZE)
$lofasz=_IEGetObjByName($oIE,"pass")
_IEFormElementSetValue ($lofasz, $passw)
_IELinkClickByText($oIE,"Login")

And yes, the _IEFormSubmit didn't work with that, however it did with the textboxes, so this should be a form in fact.1

Do you need any other information?

1. How do you expect to get help when you don't even supply a website to test on.

2. I don't see anywhere there that you got the form object.


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To click you have to use IEAction:

$btn=_IEGetObjByName($oIE,"LogIn")

_IEAction($btn,"Click")


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1. How do you expect to get help when you don't even supply a website to test on.

2. I don't see anywhere there that you got the form object.

1. You can try this, but it won't work I think as it's only available to my company's IP

https://webreports.avis-europe.com/Hyperion/browse

2. I think this is a form because this part is working:

$lofasz=_IEGetObjByName($oIE,"pass")
_IEFormElementSetValue ($lofasz, $passw)

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To click you have to use IEAction:

$btn=_IEGetObjByName($oIE,"LogIn")

_IEAction($btn,"Click")

Thanks a lot, but as shown above this element has no name. Quite unusual, but I've checked the source and found nothing but the code pasted above.

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Thanks a lot, but as shown above this element has no name. Quite unusual, but I've checked the source and found nothing but the code pasted above.

Do yourself a favor and download debugbar from here: http://www.debugbar.com/

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Do yourself a favor and download debugbar from here: http://www.debugbar.com/

Thank you, you are very kind and helpful.

Keep up the good work.

Anyone who can really help me?

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you, you are very kind and helpful.

Keep up the good work.

Anyone who can really help me?

Don't be a moron... did you even bother to download it?

Edit:

In case I need to hold your hand... It will debug your page and show you all the forms and names. It's quite easy to use, and will save a lot of headache now and or in the future.

Edited by SmOke_N

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Don't be a moron... did you even bother to download it?

Edit:

In case I need to hold your hand... It will debug your page and show you all the forms and names. It's quite easy to use, and will save a lot of headache now and or in the future.

Yes, I tried to download it, but it won't show up in my explorer. And yes, I've tried to activate it in the toolbars menu, but it's not there.

I will try to figure out something.

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Hi i have the same problem on yahoo with the "check mail" button, no name not even with firebug :)

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Hi i have the same problem on yahoo with the "check mail" button, no name not even with firebug :)

Well, that's something different, that's javascript. You can find some topics here about that like these below, however I have only found one where there's a solution but I can't find it now.

Check these out:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...javascript+link

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...javascript+link

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Sure, here it is:

#Include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate ("https://webreports.blablah.com/Blah/blahx")
$passw = "password"
_IELoadWait ($oIE)
WinSetState("","",@SW_MAXIMIZE)
$lofasz=_IEGetObjByName($oIE,"pass")
_IEFormElementSetValue ($lofasz, $passw)
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#Include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate ("https://webreports.blablah.com/Blah/blahx")
$passw = "password"
_IELoadWait ($oIE)
WinSetState("","",@SW_MAXIMIZE)
$lofasz=_IEGetObjByName($oIE,"pass")
_IEFormElementSetValue ($lofasz, $passw)
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Well, the problem is that the form is not named. I've attached a screenshot where I'm checking it with Debugbar. So not sure how to find a form with no name...

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#16 ·  Posted (edited)

This is actually quite easy:

First you need to get hold of the index of the button, ie. in your screenshot, there's 8 elements in that form, and the 6th element is the button you want to click, right?

If that's the case, you could use the _IEFormElementGetCollection, and the _IEAction functions like this:

$oSubmitButton = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oIE, 5); 5 because index starts at 0
_IEAction($oSubmitButton, "click"); Clicks on the button

That should hopefully work(I haven't tested it). :)

Edit:

Holy hell, triple double post. :P

Edited by FreeFry

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This is actually quite easy:

First you need to get hold of the index of the button, ie. in your screenshot, there's 8 elements in that form, and the 6th element is the button you want to click, right?

If that's the case, you could use the _IEFormElementGetCollection, and the _IEAction functions like this:

$oSubmitButton = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oIE, 5); 5 because index starts at 0
_IEAction($oSubmitButton, "click"); Clicks on the button

That should hopefully work(I haven't tested it). :)

Thanks for your help, but it seems like this is not working either.

Any other ideas?

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Well, the problem is that the form is not named. I've attached a screenshot where I'm checking it with Debugbar. So not sure how to find a form with no name...

If you can't get the FormObject by name then use _IEFormGetCollection() and use index-0. Then use _IELinkClickByIndex().

Seriously though, everything you're looking for is in the Help File, just make sure you have the lastest version of AutoIT.

And if all things fail...you can always create your own UDF :)


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Hmm, try this:

#Include <IE.au3>

$passw = "password"
$user = "username"

$oIE = _IECreate ("https://webreports.blablah.com/Blah/blahx")
; No need to use LoadWait after _IECreate, as it automatically waits for the page to load(unless specified other with the $f_wait parameter)
$hWindow = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd"); For use with WinSetState below
WinSetState($hWindow, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE); Use the handle to the window to maximize it.

$oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE, 0); Retrieves the First form object in the page

$oUser = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm, 2); Gets the username input object
$oPass = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm, 3); Gets the password input object

_IEFormElementSetValue($oUser, $user); Set username value
_IEFormElementSetValue($oPass, $passw); Set password value

$oSubmit = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm, 5); Gets the sumit button object
_IEAction($oSubmit, "click"); Clicks the submit button

Not tested, but I believe it should work..

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Hmm, try this:

#Include <IE.au3>

$passw = "password"
$user = "username"

$oIE = _IECreate ("https://webreports.blablah.com/Blah/blahx")
; No need to use LoadWait after _IECreate, as it automatically waits for the page to load(unless specified other with the $f_wait parameter)
$hWindow = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd"); For use with WinSetState below
WinSetState($hWindow, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE); Use the handle to the window to maximize it.

$oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE, 0); Retrieves the First form object in the page

$oUser = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm, 2); Gets the username input object
$oPass = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm, 3); Gets the password input object

_IEFormElementSetValue($oUser, $user); Set username value
_IEFormElementSetValue($oPass, $passw); Set password value

$oSubmit = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm, 5); Gets the sumit button object
_IEAction($oSubmit, "click"); Clicks the submit button

Not tested, but I believe it should work..

Yes, this IS working! Thanks for pointing me to the right direction (and of course posting this nice code :) ).

Have a nice day!

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